Stephanie Paige

*trigger warning - self-harm* I thought only teenagers did it. But here I was sitting on the floor of my room at 38-years-old with a scissor in my hands. A grown adult. The first time I drew blood was this past January. I was ashamed right after I performed the act. How could I do [...]

By | 2019-03-08T12:39:43+00:00 March 12th, 2019|Categories: Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Self Harm, Stigma Fighters|1 Comment

Katherine Elizabeth Walsh – Exit Signs In Blood Lines

~Exit Signs In Blood Lines~ *Author’s note, self-harm is a long and hard recovery road, please ask yourself if you are in a place to read about someone else’s self-harm experience before reading on. If you need to talk to someone here are some options. I love you, Warriors. Keep. Going: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline [...]

By | 2019-03-08T12:28:37+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Categories: Stigma Fighters|1 Comment

Brien Blatt – Schizoaffective

What is Schizoaffective? Schizoaffective disorder is a type of mental illness which is essentially a combination of schizophrenia and a mood disorder. There are actually two types of the disorder. The first type is Bipolar, which has episodes of mania and depression; and then there is the depressive type, which only includes episodes of major [...]

By | 2019-03-05T14:48:31+00:00 March 8th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Finlay Games – SELF-HARM: AN OLDER MALES PERSPECTIVE

There is so much stigma and misinformation around the topic of self-harm, commonly, it's associated with young female teens and often seen as a trend or as a way to get attention. Let me tell you that if someone is hurting their self; they need your attention. Nobody hurts themselves without reason. That person with [...]

By | 2019-03-04T07:35:46+00:00 March 6th, 2019|Categories: Stigma Fighters|1 Comment

I Am A Washed Out Indigo

My Father is a Man of the Woods, and my Mother a Woman of the Wind. Their record collection, now combined and collecting dust on a shelf in the basement, is organized alphabetically and chronologically according to each artist’s history of creating sound. It begins somewhere around ABBA and plods along to Point Z, where [...]

By | 2019-03-04T07:29:18+00:00 March 4th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Come As You Are For #NEDAwareness Week

Come As You Are For #NEDAwareness Week   NEDA (National Eating Disorder Association) is hosting Come As You Are for the week of  February 25 - March 3, #NEDAwareness Week. The organization works tirelessly to help individuals and families affected by eating disorders. NEDA aims to be a “catalyst for prevention, cures, and access to quality [...]

By | 2019-03-01T14:27:04+00:00 March 1st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Schizophrenia, Stigma, and the Pressure to Tell Everyone About It

by Allie Burke Spoiler alert: you don’t have to if you don’t want to. I happened to be scrolling Twitter yesterday and came across a tweet that suggested something about mental health and advocacy that I hadn’t ever considered before. […]

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By | 2019-02-28T20:19:36+00:00 February 28th, 2019|Categories: Schizophrenia|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments